These information sheets have been produced to provide information to workers at ACT health and community services and their clients to make informed decisions on the use (or not) of e-cigarettes. The information sheets in this series are:
- #1 What are electronic cigarettes and how do they work?
- #2 What do we know about the health effects of electronic cigarettes?
- #3 Can electronic cigarettes help people to quit smoking?
- #4 Are electronic cigarettes legal in the ACT?
There is debate about the health harms and effectiveness of e-cigarettes. These information sheets do not promote or discourage the use of e-cigarettes, but aim to provide information based on the best available evidence so that members of the ACT community can make their own informed decisions. The information given in these sheets is of a general nature, and individuals seeking to use e-cigarettes should obtain medical and/or legal advice for their own situation. The research evidence surrounding electronic cigarettes is evolving rapidly. Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of this information at the time of writing. ATODA and ACT Health are planning a revision in 2018. This project has been funded through the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program.